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Baby Girl Card: Laundry Day

by Lesley Oman on 29 August, 2011

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Pink, pink, pink

Being the first Miss Oman in FOUR generations, when we arrived at Granny’s house last week little miss Pi’s room came complete with a selection of newly bought clothes: vests and onesies, tops and leggings, cardies and dresses. After having four boys I think Mum O is enjoying spending time in the pink aisles of the stores.

And today I have a pink, girly card to share. I bought this really cute stamp a little while ago, but its only recently I’ve been playing with it.

Cute, huh?

I sketched this out, err, about a milllllion years ago, but somehow it got left unloved for ages! I’m glad it finally made it in the end! Here it is —>

I made the grass by just using my normal scissors, but i kinda wish i had one of these.

and why didn’t anyone tell me about how awesome the Antique Linen distress ink is? It’s been on my shelf for months and its only now that i’ve discovered how lovely it looks on white cardstock, creating a subtle, soft, vintage look. Yummy! I buy my distress inks at Country View Crafts by the way – cheapest i’ve ever seen them, and FREE shipping too!



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A Bath to Remember Scrapbook Layout

by Lesley Oman on 25 May, 2011

Finally a scrapbook layout! I love making layouts, but the truth is that i am incredibly s-l-o-w at making them! ….and as a result it takes me about a week to complete them, stealing a few minutes here and there. SO every now and again I swing towards making cards and other crafty projects which are a bit quicker for me, that way i get some instant gratification.

But ever since Piper came along, every day that passes creates more memories that I want to capture, so hopefully this means that there’ll be layouts to share more frequently in the future, and who knows, maybe with practise I might even get faster at it!

I will always remember Piper’s first bath, not just because it’s one of the many typical milestones, but because it’s a funny story to tell.

Journaling reads: Granny & Granda Oman were here when we were giving you your first bath, as we had to wait until your cord fell off before we could give you a dip. Granny jumped at the chance of sharing one of your first experiences. So we all piled into the bathroom, Daddy was in charge of the bath, Mummy had the camera and Granny & Granda had towels at the ready. As the warm water covered your teeny, tiny body you seemed to love it. It was one of the first times when you were bright eyed and looking at everyone around you. After a good swoosh around, we took you out and Granny rushed forward with a towel. Daddy placed you on top and Granda patted you dry with another towel – the two of them fussing over you, determined not to let you get cold. All of a sudden there was a loud raspberry noise – all eyes turned to you, with mouths wide open in shock! A moment later we were al overcome with laughter. You had left a present in Granny’s towel! Daddy took the plunge, unwrapped you and dipped you back into the bath to clean you up whilst the rest of us hurried around to find more towels. I loved the fact that your first bath will always be so memorable!

Products used
Dcwv nana’s kids stack
Spellbinders nestabilities: circles
Quickutz dies: tabs
October afternoon Rub on
Chipboard- k&co, making memories
Sticky ribbon: do craft
Blue scallop ribbon: meiflower
Adhesive pearls : meiflower
Border sticker
We R Memory Keepers corner chomper
Buttons
Waxed cord
Bird stickers: paperchase
Brads
Flower sequins: meiflower
Alphabet stickers- making memories, doodlebug
Heidi swapp sheer (remember element)

Thanks for swinging by.

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My Favourite Flowers On A Card: Tulips!

February 21, 2011

Yes, my favourite flowers are tulips. I don’t know why, but they are just so pretty. I’ve got a lovely bunch of yellow beauties last week that are currently standing proud in my living room. I was thrilled that last months Unity Kit of the Month had a lovely tulip stamp in it, and finally […]

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Pearlescent Paint on Sticky Back Canvas – A Note Card with Appeal!

February 15, 2011

I never realised how much fun it is to work with sticky back canvas! So many times I just reach for a piece of cardstock, but for some reason it popped into my mind to use the canvas for this note card. And I love it!! Lots of people who use the canvas tear it, […]

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